Rapper G Herbo Buys Former Elementary School to Turn Into Community Center

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G Herbo just made a purchase that will not only change his life but the youth of Chicago. He purchased his former elementary school, Overton Elementary School back in his hometown of Chicago. This is where he attended for a while when he was younger. The school closed back in 2013, which fueled Herbo to turn it into something great and not let it go to waste and become another condemned or abandoned building. The Chicago rapper has transformed the school into a community development center for the kids in his community. Below are a couple of photos of the event courtesy of Vashon who is an independent photographer.

Other Chicago natives like Chance the Rapper, Joey Purp & Vic Mensa joined the rapper to congratulate and show their support for the community. This past Saturday Herbo spent in his hometown of Bronzeville, Chicago co-hosting the “Year of the Youth peace walk and back-to-school event.” A few community and public figures joined in as they walked through the South Side of Chicago as they handed out over 1,000 backpacks full of school supplies for the children. They also took it a step further and had temporary tents set up for voting registration as well as COVID-19 and HIV testing.

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